Meaning of “self-styled” in the English Dictionary

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"self-styled" in British English

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self-styledadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˌselfˈstaɪld/ us /ˌselfˈstaɪld/ usually disapproving

given a name or title by yourself without any official reason for it:

Television news appears to be full of self-styled "experts" who are happy to give their views on subjects that they actually know very little about.

(Definition of “self-styled” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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